Inyo County COVID-19 and Vaccine Update: 12-3-21

Inyo County COVID-19 and Vaccine Update

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

COVID-19 Updates, Data, and Case Trend Reports are available as PDFs; click here to access them.

New COVID-19 Variant: Omicron

Omicron Variant
Photo: Dado Ruvic

What do we know about the Omicron variant?

We are still learning about the Omicron variant, including how it spreads and infects individuals, as well as how it responds to vaccines.

What is California doing in response to the new Omicron variant?

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is taking the following steps to protect Californians against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant:

  • Monitoring for the presence of the variant in California;
  • Partnering with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
  • Preparing to increase COVID-19 testing at airports across California;
  • Focusing on COVID-19 vaccination and booster efforts.

What can Californians do to protect themselves?

Omicron COVID-19 Variant
Source: USA Today

There are four specific actions that can be taken by all Californians today to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including the Omicron variant:

  • Get Vaccinated or your Booster Dose: All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in CA are safe and effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19.
  • Wear Masks: Everyone should wear masks in indoor public places (such as grocery stores and movie theaters) regardless of vaccination status.
  • Get Tested: You should immediately get tested for COVID-19 if you are feeling any symptoms – regardless of your vaccination status.
  • Stay Home if Sick: Stay home if you are feeling sick.

Read the Omicron Fact Sheet from CDPH here.


View Clinics Offering the COVID-19 Vaccine:

Clinic Locations and Vaccines Available

If you want to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines, read the vaccine fact sheets here.

Need help making a vaccine appointment? Email [email protected]

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

Inyo COVID-19 Vaccine Data: 12-3-21
Source: Inyo County Public Health

As of December 3rd, 2021, Inyo County has an eligible population (ages 5+) of 17,288. 63.9% of the full population are fully vaccinated, 10.4% have one dose, and 25.7% are not vaccinated.

Of the age group 5-11, 13.8% have the recommended single dose. Age group 12-17 is 47.9% fully vaccinated, 18-49 is 70.2%, 50-64 is 67.8%, and 65+ is 76.1%.


COVID-19 Case Rate

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Photo credit: BBC

Positive COVID-19 Cases: 2,564 (+11 increase over 12/1/21 update)

Active COVID-19 Cases: 30

Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths: 46 (+0 increase over 12/1/21 update)

For the Inyo County case demographics, currently the age group 0-17 has 10 active cases. Ages 18-49 has 10 active cases, ages 50-64 has 6 active cases, and ages 65+ has 4 active cases. 14 of those cases are male and 16 are female.

23 of these cases occur in North County (north of and including Big Pine), 7 are from South County (south of and including Independence), and 0 are from East County (east of Lone Pine). 0 are unreported or missing data concerning location.



There is a Public Health Officer Mask Order in place requiring all individuals in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the County of Inyo, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face covering when they enter any indoor public facility. To read the full Health Officer Order, click here.

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